Trending Health Topics to Headline 10th Annual International Conference on Nutrition in Medicine

Trending Health Topics to Headline 10th Annual International Conference on Nutrition in Medicine

WASHINGTON, DC—More than two dozen experts will present the latest nutrition research on hot health topics at the 10th Annual International Conference on Nutrition in Medicine to be held August 18-20, 2022 in Washington, DC

Hot topics in nutrition, according to doctors in Washington, DC, include:

  • Vegan diets for children.
  • Use foods to heal your gut microbiome.
  • Plant foods for women’s health.
  • Soy products to reduce the risk of cancer.
  • Why doctors are not yet well trained in nutrition.

These and other presentations will be the focus of the conference, which is co-hosted by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine and the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Rita Redberg, MD, MS, Managing Editor of JAMA internal medicine, will kick off the conference, which will include presentations on heart disease, type 1 and type 2 diabetes, liver disease and more. The conference will also include sessions that will give health care providers practical guidance for integrating nutrition into their own practices.

Conference sessions also include:

  • A Unifying Theory of Lifestyle Medicine with Dean Ornish, MD
  • Nutrition and Health Equity with Kim Williams, MD, MACC
  • What Every Physician Needs to Know About Nutrition with Saray Stancic, MD
  • Diet Quality and the Risk of COVID-19 with Andrew Chan, MD, MPH
  • Soy Food Consumption and Breast Health with Xiao Ou Shu, MD, PhD
  • Update on Diet and Vasomotor Symptoms and Endometriosis Case Studies with Neal Barnard, MD, FACC; Lianna Levine Reisner; Rebecca Johnson
  • How can female hormonal health be improved by lifestyle change and a plant-based diet? with Gemma Newman, MBBCH, DRCOG, DFSRH, MRCGP

” Worldwide, 11 million dead a year are associated with poor diet, but good nutrition could help prevent many of them,” says Physician Committee Chair Neal Barnard, MD, FACC. “The International Conference on Nutrition in Medicine gives healthcare providers the vital knowledge and tools they need to help their patients stay healthy and reduce their risk of death from diet-related disease. “

There will also be a panel discussion on the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine’s new Universal Meals program, which is designed to meet the needs of specific diets due to health, environmental or human concerns, allergies, or cultural or religious traditions. . The program offers simple guidelines and recipes free of animal products, grains containing gluten, nuts, alcohol and other allergens to accommodate common food preferences and allergies. A tasting of the Universal Meals program – including Pulled Jackfruit and Mushroom Barbecue in Mini Taco Shells, Cauliflower and Chickpea Masala, Spinach Artichoke Flatbread and Crispy Smashed Potatoes With Sunflower Dill Cream – will follow the discussion.

The conference will provide physicians, nurses, dietitians and pharmacists with up to 20 continuing education credits to attend.

Learn more about the International Conference on Nutrition in Medicine and register at

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